Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?
I want to FIND a doula.
Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.
I want to BECOME a doula.
It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
We’re Here for You
DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.
Webinars and Continuing Education
DONA International offers several online on-demand webinars for continuing education for our doulas and birth professionals alike!
Visit our continuing education page to find an in-person or online learning experience to enhance your doula skills (practice) or doula business.
Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk as we increase awareness about the benefits of doula support to families globally!
DONA International and our doulas have contributed to many articles including pieces by The New York Times, Essence magazine, The Washington Post, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Today is the sixth post in the occasional series, “Doula Me This!” Each post in the series provides a common scenario that a birth or postpartum (or both) doula may face. The “correct” answer (if there is one)...read more
By Hillary Melchiors Ph.D., MPH, LCCE, CD(DONA) Amy Gilliland, Ph.D., Adv/BDT(DONA), CSE (AASECT) believes that doulas have the potential to change the world through connection and caring for another person, and this book is one way that she seeks to help doulas do...read more
By Ann Grauer, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), AdvPCD/PDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC Meghan Markle hired a doula for her upcoming birth (and, hopefully, postpartum). We are delighted that she is making DOULA the word heard round the world. The Duchess is just the latest expectant...read more
By Sarah Hodin, MPH, CD(DONA), LCCE Introducing DONA International online data collection forms As the largest doula training, certification, and membership organization in the world, DONA International is uniquely positioned to contribute knowledge about doulas and...read more